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    But, don't you think you should have checked with the town planning board or zoning commission BEFORE spending the money for permits???? LOL!!!!!

    I agree with Gun Grape on this - the building overpowers the adjacent structures. However, I'm sure the owners of the café are just fine as it would lower their A/C bills in the summertime!!!

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    Dealing with City Planners

    Well guys... I spent time on SketchUp this morning and did some surgery to selectively compress (O'scalers are good at this) to keep the flavor of that elegant building, but reduce its volume so it fits in my village better and here's the new look.

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    I removed the 3rd story with all its windows and reduced the length by removing one set of windows and getting rid of the side door which wasn't part of the 1870 version anyway. I think it looks pretty good. What do you guys think? You can disagree.

    It would take less time to laser cut with one full set of windows missing, and the wall size reduced over 30%. It only has one chimney since two looked like over kill.

    I'm going to mock this up too and see where it fits.
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    Yea, that looks more fitting for the space intended. Good revision!!

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    Looks great!

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    Updated Mockup Trial

    So... taking all the comments into consideration, I quickly chopped the existing mockup to make a reduced-size Bronx Victorian structure. And it works nicely. In fact, it's perfect!

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    I think this is my preferred position. The two stories are a little taller than the adjacent structures, but this structure typically had 12 foot ceilings and the others look like 8 foot ceilings. But it's not overpowering and reducing the length keeps the alley way next to the chocolate shoppe, or track clearance in the first location. I think Nighthawks would go where that DPM corner store is temporarily located. I'm going to make that into an appliance store and have a Miller Engineering "Zenith TV" neon window sign for it. Next step is to change all the laser cut working drawings.

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